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MAY 10, 1999: 

ELECTION (R)
The popular kids always get to run the school. Always. Unless, of course, good-natured teacher Matthew Broderick (looking a little, ahem, ridden hard and put up wet for this picture) steps in to destroy Reese Witherspoon's run for student council president. It's a bleak, black comedy—not a surprise given that the script was modeled on the '92 national presidential race. The horror. From the guy who brought us Citizen Ruth, the comedy about abortion.
Prediction: Election opened in New York and L.A. a few weeks ago and has garnered pretty good press. But will local audiences key into its Rushmore-like oddness? Your guess is as good as mine.
Probable Entertainment Value: B



THE MUMMY (PG-13)
Treasure-hunters unwittingly wake a 3,000-year-old "legacy of terror" from the dead. No, not Brendan Fraser's career—a mummy, you goob. Now Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and John Hannah have to figure out how to put the ghoulie back to bed in this big, big, big budget suspense special effects spectacular.
Prediction: Who cares? I'm waiting for Star Wars.
Probable Entertainment Value: B


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